Thanks to all who made it out to The Middle East for the Explosions & Batteries CD release show, it was truly a magical evening. All the bands (Red Wire Black Wire, Violent Kin, and Lagoon) were brilliant and the crowd was electric -- it was as if Explosions and Batteries came kicking and screaming into a world surrounded by passionate friends and family.
Just in time for Bastille Day, The Franklin Kite is pleased to release a free download of our single "Antoinette" off our new EP Explosions & Batteries (click on the link to play, right-click to save to your computer).We hope you enjoy it -- have fun storming the fortress.
The CD will be available soon with lovely cover and CD art in classy digipaks. To advance order, contact us at vincent (at) franklinkite (dot) com -- and we'll send you one (and in the meantime, we'll send you the songs from the record on mp3, so you can listen right away).
And of course you can hear all the tunes at our big CD Release Party at the Middle East Upstairs on July 6. Cristiano Castellitto will be joining us on drums, and it's looking like it will be quite the rock extravaganza. Don't miss it.
Last night, June 21, it was great to hear our single "Antoinette" from Explosions & Batteries on Boston Emissions on WBCN 104.1 FM. If you'd like to hear more TFK on Boston radio (WBCN, WFNX, WAAF, WMBR, WBRS, WHRB), please do call them and request!
In his copious free time, John wrote a little bit of code to turn a Wii remote, nunchuk and a Mac into a rocking powerhouse of live drums. And released the source code if you're geeky enough to want to try it for yourself, or make it even better.
Keep posted for further announcements about radio play, singles, and other fun CD accoutrements. In the meantime, we hope you'll enjoy the debut single, "Antoinette" on myspace and free mp3 download for our mailing list members.
The folks at Band in Boston have released a podcast of our live session at the flophouse from a while ago. You can now see how TFK sounds in a cozy
living room in Somerville. The track listing is: Manhattan, Nectar,
Day 7, The Innovator, Into the Bright Lights, Apollo, Set the World
Alight, I am an Invention.